Colin Firth
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Jude Law
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Kelly Reilly
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Sheridan Smith
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Patrick Marber
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David Walliams
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Michael Grandage

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Michael Grandage

Award-winning British theatre director and producer add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1962.

Countries: United Kingdom (75%), (9%), Ireland (6%)

Main connections: Colin Firth, Jude Law, Kelly Reilly

Linked to: Humphry Davy Grammar School, Falmouth University, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama




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Michael Grandage was born in 1962 add something


He was educated at the Humphry Davy Grammar School before training as an actor at Central School of Speech and Drama through 1984 add something


He made his directorial debut in 1996 with a production of The Last Yankee at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester add something


In 1998 he was invited to Sheffield to direct Twelfth Night, his first Shakespeare production add something


From 1999 to 2005 he was Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres where his high-profile productions included "Edward II" with Joseph Fiennes, "Richard III" with Kenneth Branagh, "Suddenly Last Summer" with Diana Rigg and Victoria Hamilton, "The Tempest" with Derek Jacobi and "Don Carlos" with Derek Jacobi add something


The Crucible was awarded Theatrical Management Association Theatre of the Year in 2001 add something


From 2002 to 2012 he was Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse in London add something


From 2002 to 2012 he was Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse where he succeeded Sam Mendes add something


Patrick Marber - A stage version, directed by Michael Grandage, was first performed 2003 at the Donmar Warehouse, London by Kelly Reilly, Richard Coyle and Helen Baxendale


Michael Sheen - Sheen returned to the stage in 2003 to play the title role in "Caligula" at the Donmar Warehouse, directed by Michael Grandage


Samuel West - He was appointed artistic director of Sheffield Theatres - succeeding Michael Grandage - in 2005


He was awarded the 2006 award for Excellence in International Theatre by the International Theatre Institute add something


Patrick Marber - "Don Juan in Soho", his contemporary rendering of Molière's comedy "Don Juan", opened at the Donmar Warehouse in 2006, directed by Michael Grandage and with Rhys Ifans in the lead role


Darius Campbell - In 2007, after seeing Ewan McGregor in the role, he played the lead in Michael Grandage's Olivier *award winning production of "Guys and Dolls", starring as Sky Masterson


Othello - "Othello" opened at the Donmar Warehouse in London on 4 December 2007, directed by Michael Grandage, with Chiwetel Ejiofor as Othello, Ewan McGregor as Iago, Tom Hiddleston as Cassio, and Kelly Reilly as Desdemona


In September 2008 the company extended its repertory to the newly refurbished Wyndham's Theatre add something


His most lasting legacy will be the purchase of the theatre site in Earlham Street in 2009 and the purchase of Dryden Street in 2011 add something


In 2009 he became a Visiting Professor of University College Falmouth and in 2010 became President of Central School add something


In 2010 Grandage started to work in opera making his debut at Glyndebourne with a production of "Billy Budd" add something


In 2010, his production of "Red" by John Logan won 6 Tony awards including Best Play and Best Director add something


Billy Budd (opera) - Glyndebourne Festival Opera - A 2010 production by the Glyndebourne Festival Opera marked the operatic directorial debut of the theatre director Michael Grandage


At the end of 2011, Grandage set up the Michael Grandage Company with James Bierman to produce work in Theatre, Film and TV. add something


He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2011 Birthday Honours for services to Drama add something


Eddie Redmayne - He portrayed King Richard II in "Richard II" directed by Michael Grandage at Donmar Warehouse from 6 December 2011 to 4 February 2012


He returns there in 2012 to direct "Le Nozze de Figaro" add something


In June 2012, Constable & Robinson published "A Decade At The Donmar" by Michael Grandage, a photographic record of his tenure add something


In June 2012, they announced a fifteen month season of work at the Noel Coward Theatre in London's West End aimed at reaching out to a whole new generation of theatregoers through pricing and access with over 100,000 seats going on sale at £10 add something


Between December 2012 and February 2014 they will produce "Privates On Parade" with Simon_Russell_Beale; John Logan's new play "Peter and Alice" with Judi Dench and Ben_Whishaw; Daniel Radcliffe in "The Cripple of Inishmaan" by Martin McDonagh; and two Shakespeares, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with Sheridan Smith and David Walliams, followed by "Henry V" with Jude Law add something


Simon Russell Beale - He will star in a revival of Peter Nichols' "Privates on Parade" as part of Michael Grandage's new West End season at the Noel Coward Theatre from December 2012 to March 2013


Sheridan Smith - From September to November 2013 she starred alongside David Walliams in a West End production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream", as part of Michael Grandage's season of plays at the Noel Coward Theatre


The film, which is based on A. Scott Berg's biography "Max Perkins: Editor of Genius", has Colin Firth and Michael Fassbender attached, and is due to begin filming in early 2014 add something


It is due to begin filming in October 2014 add something


The film is due for release in the second half of 2015 add something


Vanessa Kirby - In 2015 she filmed Michael Grandage's first film "Genius", alongside Colin Firth, Jude Law and Guy Pearce


Nicole Kidman - She stars as British scientist Rosalind Franklin in the production from 5 September to 21 November 2015, directed by Michael Grandage


In 2016, MGC produced Eugene O'Neill's "Hughie" on Broadway starring Forest Whitaker add something


In 2017 it will pilot a new scheme to give young people the opportunity to watch and engage with theatre add something


In May 2017, they announced "Labour of Love", a new play by James Graham in a co-production with Headlong starring Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire, directed by Jeremy Herrin add something